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CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
, sequestration, and what it means for the pentagon. we will develop the entire show to that discussion. stay with us for the rest of it. "the washington post" reports on military contracts. it says here "over 250 contracts with a combined value of $21 billion, a 44% drop from october." it shows here the top five contracts in november by value. boeing was at the top of the list with a $4 billion contract for the air force. delta dental got a $6.2 billion contract for retiree coverage. then that is followed by battle space. those are some of the top defense contracts in november. that overall no. 4 defense contracts is down 44%. republican line, alaska -- arkansas? where are you from? caller: hold aligned. off a cliff. the fiscal cliff goes. take the pension away from the politicians that gave us in this place. host: what does that solve? caller: give us back our country. pioneers, those people in south chicago, detroit, oakland, houston, many parts of florida, atlanta, washington, d.c., they are in trouble. host: why are you going to do fine if we go off the fiscal cliff? caller: i live on th
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
to be about 9.4% in the case of the pentagon. host: what is on the table for the pentagon? guest: everything can be cut, but the president has the power to exempt military personnel, and he has indicated that he would do that. everything else is basically on the table. weapons systems, operations maintenance accounts, protected service member salary, all of those services are part of the great man's budget. host: what about procurement? caller: things that they buy. -- guest: things that they buy. and again, all of those programs, like the 30 -- like a fighter jet, that is on the table as well. host: military construction, what is that? guest of the money that the military spends to build the bases and various other facilities. host: testing and evaluation, is that big money? guest: it can be. before weapons systems are built there is a whole research and development fund. host: let's talk about what is not on the table. guest: the military personnel are not on the table. retirement, mandatory spending, not on the table. pensions for people who have retired from the military, those are not o
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
'threat to north america. i want to go to my colleague barbara starr, our pentagon correspondent who is live on the phone. clearly this has to set off the alarm bells within the pentagon staff. >> reporter: oh, i think there is no way around it. this is huge news. that one little sentence you just read, initial indications are the missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit, the north koreans had been trying for years to put a satellite in to space by all indications what they have achieved now with this orbit is doing something very close to that, if not that itself. an object that appeared to achieve orbit. the u.s. military and the intelligence community has determined that tonight, by going back through the satellite and intelligence data that they quickly collected about this north korean launch in determining they did manage to put something in to orbit. by all accounts the first time north kraen korea has been able to do this and it is what you were just talking about. did they really do it on their own or did they get some crucial technology help from some other
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
on sequestration and the impact on the pentagon. let's begin. what affect would this have, with immediate effect with the sequestration have on the pentagon? >> many of the contracts we already have for the major weapons in the 46 new tanker to be broken because of the change in money. what have to be very minimum renegotiated, but because of the reduced it's not clear how they would renegotiate or whether they could in fact be reestablished. second, you are going to have a slowdown in the existing. its renegotiated because the amount of money going through is the previous guest indicated this grant be less. third, you are going to have additional problems with respect to operations and maintenance accounts with it is the flying hours available to the trained pilots to do something or spare parts and we will slow down the repair and the reset of the equipment which means we get a lot more stuff sitting waiting to be repaired but not available in afghanistan or on the line elsewhere in the world. >> what impact does that have over all in the national security and defense strategy. we are trying t
FOX
Dec 6, 2012 5:30am EST
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CBS
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
cuts, the obama administration has finally allowed the pentagon to start planning how to implement them. the white house had steadfastly argued it was a waste of time to plan for cuts that might never happen. but with negotiations appearing to be stalled and doubtless to pressure them, the administration has cleared government departments to start preparing. the administration says the pentagon has little flexibility and that the budget control act calls for uniform cuts to every program, project or activity to total about $5 hundred billion. -- $500 billion. given the. has exempted military personnel, cuts of about 9% would hit programs, operations, civilians and benefits over the coming ten years. it's the abruptness and the thoughtlessness ever the cuts that make them problematic. the pentagon can cut more. it just needs more time and less mindless rules to do so. could sequestration still be avoided? yes, lawmakers could strike a deal at the last minute to keep it from happening or stop it shortly after it takes effect. but no matter what happens with sequestration, d.o.d. should us
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
no indication our fighting men and women would cross into syrian territory. but the pentagon has told the obama administration it would require more than 75,000 soldiers to secure syria's chemical weapons stockpile. it's impossible to say exactly how much that would cost. but the price tag for that sort of operation could easily run into the billions of dollars. now, again, there is no indication at all that such an operation will happen any time soon. all this coming just days after president obama warned the syrian regime of consequences if it turned chemical weapons on its own citizens. and today secretary of state hillary clinton saying the world has made that perfectly clear to president bashar assad. >> we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> activists saying at least 40,000 people have died in the antigovernment uprising that began last year. now evidence the blood shed is again seeping across another border into lebanon. gunmen loyal to the syrian regime and rebels fought it out on the streets in the northe
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
. to quote at arnall mullen again, he said the pentagon budget was basically doubled in the last decade and in doubling the ability to prioritize to make the decisions to deutsch analyses to make trades. we also need a review of the defense strategy that makes sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the efforts on the longest lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we've funded the project by the simpson center that brought together 15 defense experts to examine our strategic defense priorities in some detail and how they should be reformed. today we announce a new coalition for the fiscal and national security. the coalition chaired by admiral mullen includes national's senior security if the defense and economic from both republican and democratic administrations stretching back to more than 30 years as well as leaders in the congress and putting some very distinguished gentleman here today. all served the nation with distinction, and they are joining together now to say very c
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
at the pentagon making him the first defense secretary to serve in both a republican and the democratic administration, he left his post in june, 2011. at his farewell ceremony president obama awarded him the presidential award of freedom. >> the highest honor. >> this is a man i have come to know and respect. a humble american patriot. a man of common sense and decency. quite simply one of our nation's finest public servants. >> rose: today the united states face as wave of foreign policy challenges, including the pressing question of how to respond to the potential use of chemical weapons by the assad government in syria, the government warned him of the consequence conditions consequences he could expect. >> i want to make it clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching, the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> rose: i am pleased to have bob gates back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so what are
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
plans for the country to take over it's own security in 2013. the pentagon insists things are back on track. and uses phrase dramatically improved to describe the situation in a new report. we have a report from our bureau in bangkok. >> the u.s. department of defense has released its latest report on the on going battle with taliban in afghanistan. progress has been made, but much remains to be done. pressing issue, how to best train afghan forces to maintain security. the report released to the u.s. congress on monday. a key claim is that 76% of the country's population lives in areas where afghan police and troops maintain the leading role in security. it also states that attacks by the taliban rose by 1% for the period of april to september, known as the afghan fighting season. the pentagon says increased violence centered on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. inte
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
.a.s.e. and is expected to return soon. jim miklaszewski, nbc, pentagon. >>> there was more snow that piled up in wisconsin over the last two days than that state saw all of last year, with up to 16 inches falling in some air yas. and while some enjoyed the wintry white settings, slippery roads and bitter conditions were blamed for at least four deaths, 600 crashes and more than 1,100 spinouts from minnesota to the texas border. >>> new york's democratic governor andrew cuomo, a potential candidate in 2016 will not say whether he would endorse hillary clinton. he says that's a long way away and she hasn't decided if she will run. >>> if u.n. ambassador susan rice is nominated for secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, senator john mccain said he will be part of theirings. >>> conservative glenn beck is now joining republicans who support gay marriage. he said, quote, it's not whether they should be married or not. the question is why is the government involved in our marriage. >>> former house majority leader dick armey talking on cbs talking about the 2012 election said, quote, we had
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
to be raised early next year, to get their way on tax and spending cuts. the pentagon is also preparing to make cuts if no deal is reached. the preliminary plan is to cut $500 billion in programs. the pentagon spokesman says it could force them to abandon their new military strategy. it's also likely to affect spending and military weapons. >>> melissa with some breaking news. >> at least five people have been killed in clashes in cairo overnight. we're now hearing at least 500 people have been wounded. take a look at this video just into the newsroom. tanks are now being brought in to control the crowds. there are protesters and supporters outside president mohamed morsi's palace. they're arguing over the country's new constitution, which many say gives morsi too much power. >>> today world leaders are keeping an eye on syria after reports that the syrian military is preparing to use chemical weapons on its own people. the military there has reportedly begun loading the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. they're reportedly j
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
of the budget control act of 2011, the pentagon today announced off camera briefing it's begun preparing for sequest race, and the harm it would do to national security. >> the white house said the mood should not be read as change in commitment to reach an agreement. >> this is act in response. that were is in stark contrast to the defense contractors in october. midst of the presidential campaign to hold off on issuing a 60-day notice of potential layoffs to workers required by law. >> for to us have gone this long a period of time, without making any preparations for it, i think is a gross disservice to the american people. >> for months the pentagon officials have been speaking descriptively about the impact of the cuts. >> face the prospect of budget sequestration. that would be devastating to national security. >> more detailed look comes from the economiststein fuller at george mason university. he finds that a $45.1 million reduction of purchase of military equipment at research and development alone would reduce gdp by $86.5 billion and result in loss of 1 1,600,000 00 across al
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
the use of chemical weapons. and now we know why. pentagon sources tell nbc news that syria is preparing chemical weapons for the possible use against the military people in the form of aerial bombs. jim miklaszewski reports. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military loaded the precursor chemicals for sarn nerve gas into aerial bombs. that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons sites like this one. while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly sarin gas. the development shook the world. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton issued strong warnings to syria's president assad that there would be serious consequences if he used chemical weapons. >> it's the point of no return. they're going to lose any sort of backing that they had from the chinese and russians in
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
the pentagon budget was basically doubled in the last decade, and in doubling we have lost the ability to prioritize. to make hard decisions, to do tough analyses, to make trades. we also need a review of our defense strategy that makes sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the foundation has funded two efforts along these lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year we funded a project by the stimson center which brought together 15 defense experts to examine our strategic defense priorities in some detail and how they should be reformed. today we announce the new coalition for fiscal and national security. the coalition, chaired by admiral mullen, includes senior national security defense and economic officials from both republican and democratic administrations stretching back to more than 30 years as well as leaders from the congress including some very distinguished gentlemen here today. all have served our nation with distinction, and they are joining together now to say very
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
effect would sequestration have on the pentagon? guest: many contracts would likely to be broken. because of the reduce money, it is not clear whether they can be reestablished. there will be a slowdown in its existing contracts. you are going to have additional problems with respect to operations and maintenance accounts. the requirements for spare parts. there will be a lot more stuff sitting in the depots waiting to be repaired and not available on the wind elsewhere in the world. host: what impact is that have overall? guest: in means you are taking fewer assets or assets that may not have been upgraded or repaired or enhanced and now try to deploy them to the same number of places. you're trying to do more with less, which is always a dicey proposition for a world power. host: are more people at risk? guest: we do have a power to concentrate everything at one power. as we have spread out in africa, asia, watching the new potential missile launched by the north koreans, the forces get spread thinner and thinner. host: i want you to respond to all of that. guest: i have a more optimist
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
outlook will meeting and national security needs. to " admiral mullen again, he said that the pentagon budget was basically double in the last decade. in a doubling we have lost the ability to prioritize, to make hard decisions, to do tough analysis, to make trades. we also need a review of our defense strategy that makes it sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the foundation has funded two efforts along these lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we find it a project by the simpson center, which brought together 15 defense experts to examine our strategic defense priorities in some detail and how they should be reformed. today, we announced a new coalition for fiscal and national security, the coalition, chaired by admiral mullen, include senior national security, defense, and economic officials from republican and democratic administrations stretching back for more than 30 years, as well as leaders from the congress, including some very distinguished gentleman here today.
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
security correspondent jennifer griffin tonight from the pentagon on what happens if diplomacy fai fails. >> rebel forces close in on the airport, the planners expect fighting in syria to intensify. u.s. officials are pessimistic they can resol t syrian conflict diplomatically, but seem certain that assad is losing his grip on power. >> every syrian must be included this process for a new and better future. future cannot include assad. >> military in meantime is actively planning should vit to intervene to assure assad's chemical weapons. hundreds of u.s. and nato troops will soon be heading to the turkish border with syria to operate patriot missile defense batteries. this summer there was a task force in jordan after 150 u.s. special forces base north of the capital to work with the jordanians to secure an estimated 4 dozen chemical weapon sites. >> there will be consequences. if the assad regime make asterrable mistake by using the chemical weapons on their own people. >> syrian government says the leaked intelligence reports that seren gas has been mixed and loaded in canisters are a
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
? >>reporter: remember, the pentagon never acknowledged the intelligence report that the components for sarin gas was mixed. officials spoke on background of the intelligence suggesting there were signs it was being ready for use but they would not give specifics about which seen base they had indicated was making the alleged preparations. today the defense secretary panetta on the way to middle east, backtracked. >> at this point the intelligence has leveled off. we have not seen anything new indicating any aggressive steps to move forward in that way. but we continue to monitor it closely. >>reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was supposed to be in morocco for friends of syria meeting to decide the way ahead and how to support the opposition and transition away from assad. now she is under the weather and will send her deputy. >>shepard: what is the thinking at pentagon? do they believe that assad has backed off on the ideas of weapons or they misunderstood the intentions in the first place? >>reporter: they feel that assad got the message. here is what panetta told reporters who w
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
. jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. where was this headed? >> reporter: well, remember, the pentagon was tracking this with egypt radar. the u.s. navy moved several warships in to the pacific. with that radar on board. they were watching. waiting for the launch. according to the north american aerospace defense command or norad the first stage of the three-stage rocket fell in the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage travelled farther before falling in to the philippine sea. but the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object to orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. norad confirms the long range ballistic missile lunched but added at no time was it a threat to north america. not yet, at least. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they think the north koreans had help with this. >> u.s. officials are concerned that north korea could not have done this on their own. they point to the fact that the north koreans only have one porch. it's difficult to ship things out of that port because of the sanctions. typically any ballistic missile parts would fly through ch
NBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
is now ordering the pentagon and other federal agencies to finalize their plans for surviving massive spending cuts. reporting live on capitol hill, danielle lee, news4. >>> in fact, the pentagon is already putting a plan in place if there is no deal by january 1st. the preliminary plan is to cut $500 billion in jobs and programs. a spokesman for the pentagon said it could force the defense department to abandon its new military strategy. it could affect spending on weapons and technology programs, and on how the military provides for the troops. >>> two fbi raids in arlington today. officers searched the seventh floor of a building in the 1900 block of fort meyer drive that houses the university of management and technology, a private university. it offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs. cardboard has been placed on the university's windows. officers also searched a town home on 21st road in arlington. the fbi confirms it did serve two search warrants. it will not say what it is looking for. >>> police in virginia think somebody wanted the money in an atm and set a bo
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
to classified information. now, the white house denies this. "outfront" on the story, cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> you don't think she's a little young for the hard stuff? >> washington says she's a killer. >> it's a hollywood spy thriller with as much oscar buzz as it has controversy. "zero dark 30" the story of the hunt for osama bin laden from the oscar winning powerhouse team of katherine bigelow and mark bowe recreates how it all happened, from the female cia analyst who finally figured out where he was hiding to the navy s.e.a.l.s who killed him. >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the controversy? the obama administration has faced accusations it gave undeserved access to the film makers. in real life, everyone involved in the hunt for bin laden remains sworn to secrecy. but the film makers say they got firsthand accounts. they just won't say exactly how that happened. >> i think as a reporter you would understand we take protecting our sources and sort of the exact methodology of our sourcing pretty seriously, just in the same w
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
even more desperate. the pentagon believes government troops have loaded bombs with sarin gas in what may be the last-ditch attempt for president assad to hold onto power. but as barbara starr reports now, a u.s. military strike on syria is not without risk. >> reporter: with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical-filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence which u.s. officials say shows sarin gas has been loaded into aerial bombs in at least two locations near airfields. syria seems to have crossed the line drawn by the president last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: this week that line seems to have shifted with warnings from the president, secretary of defense panetta, and others focusing on what hap
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
. on the phone is pentagon correspondent barbara starr. what are you hearing out of the pentagon? >> reporter: anderson, at this hour, u.s. officials are looking at all the incoming intelligence trying to figure out exactly what north korea has launched. the news agencies across asia, say it was a three-stage long-range rocket. that's the kind of rocket that has the u.s. most worried because it can have intercontinental range. but the question is exactly what did they launch, how far did it fly, what kind of capability it had because you know they had that failed test back in april. if they were actually able to do more successful tests this time, so quickly after the failed one, how did they get better, who helped them? that's the question tonight. >> let's check in with paula hancocks who is joining us from seoul, south korea. do we know if this launch was successful? >> reporter: that's what everyone is trying to figure out at this point. the military is tracking the orbit to try to figure out whether or not this was a success. we don't have word yet whether or not this was a success. we k
Univision
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
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ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
across the street from where i am standing -- pentagon row. >> i have never seen anything like this in this neighborhood. >> the wheels on the spot magnum look out place. the original tires and rims were stolen just a few days ago about 27 street in arlington. >> as i walked out, i could tell the car was up on cinderblocks. >> a sharp reminder to residents unaccustomed to such a crime. >> i am merely surprised this happened here. >> police say this case is one of six they are investigating in the last several weeks. pictures of victims' cars are being posted on twitter. a year ago david says he saw a group of bandits swiping the tires of his dodge challenger. >> they had masks, gloves. >> they fled with only two. he believes they returned sunday night. this time they got all four, valued at more than $2,000. he even had wheel locks but thieves found the keys in the car. what has car gets repaired, he plans of buying something else. a security system with a camera in case the theives return in the third time. >> if they do that to the car who knows what else they will do. >> aut
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
and near the pentagon road shopping district. discarded cinderblocks are a reminder for people unaccustomed to such a crime. >> it is a pretty safe neighborhood so i'm surprised. kind of scary. >> who is what else they would do it? it's investigators don't have much to go on. they say the crimes happen late at night. they believe it's at least two suspects. >> we know the identity of a man killed in a house fire in northwest. jeffrey nedoroscik was the chief compliance officer for the united states agency for international development. he spent time in egypt and wrote two books about his experiences. because of the fire remains under investigation. >> a bad online review of a contractor landed a woman in fairfax county court. the contractor suing for defamation after she criticized his work on web sites yelp. there was a heated day in court. >> for the past year and a half this is the day christopher dietz has been waiting for. >> to be able to say i was right and true prevailed, it's a great feeling. >> the decision stems from internet postings following work that he did on this town home
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
fight child abuse. >> a member of the elite field 6 has been killed according to pentagon officials. it happened saturday night during a daring rescue mission. it is not clear how many special forces troops participated but the team felt it cannot wait any longer to get joe said. the >> it is very difficult terrain. it is very dark. this is a team that has had lot s of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there, you never know you're going to find. >> he was captured last wednesday. to the workers were later released. >> one person is dead after being hit by a car earlier this morning in loudoun county. this happened around 4:00 by davenport drive appeared in and was trying to cross the street. because of the fog the driver did not say him -- seehim. -- see him because. of the fog united airlines is offering refunds. it is only permitted if your flight is canceled or delayed by two hours. they did >> the bachus finally begun clearing. it is giving -- clouds finally have began clearing. it is giving way. >> the fog has been slow to let. this is a time lapse. if you look at t
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
others, including iran. so today's launch is raising some huge concerns. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i assume they are pretty surprised and alarmed by the successful launch over at the pentagon? >> look, wolf, because of everything you just mentioned, indeed, the u.s. military, the intelligence committee have been watching north korea for days now 24/7 because they did expect to launch and they announced it. but they were having technical problems so a lot thought it wouldn't happen until next week. when it happened last week, there was a surprise. the north korean anchor's excitement was clear. >> announcing the launch of a long-range rocket that put a north korean satellite to orbit around the earth. they clearly achieved one goal raising everyone's anxiety level. >> this is a step towards the ability to build a long-range missile that could strike parts of the united states. >> but i don't think this really was a great advance forward. i think in terms of the per accepting in north korea, this has changed the way the neighbors think about it. >> in an
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
you point that thing. it's powerful. okay. >> listen to this. the pentagon is preparing for massive budget cuts in the event the country does go over the fiscal cliff. you can tell the pentagon is scaling back because today, it became the triangle. [ laughter ] you know, there's a teacher at home going, yes. my math teacher, exactly. he learned something. >> a lot of people said after the election, what will mitt romney do? because he's out of a job, didn't get the job he wanted and, you know, honestly, you can only spend so much time with your money. so, people were saying, what will mitt romney -- he's got a job. he's working at a marriott, ladies and gentlemen. working at a marriott. he's the guy that comes out to the pool and tells the kids to stop splashing. all right, kids. come on. hey, fellas. listen to me. settle down here. >> that could have been funnier. >> dave, call her. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> good friday morn
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban released the two afghans but kept joseph and were heading toward pakistan. the two afghans apparently told the american military joseph was being abused by his captors with slaps to the head. the reported mistreatment and the fact that joseph would soon disappear into pakistan convinced general john allen, the commander in afghanistan, to order the rescue mission. on saturday night, seale -- s.e.a.l. team six conducted the operation 50 miles from the pakistani border. in the resulting fire-fight, checque was killed b
FOX
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
. tens of thousands of jobs are on the line here in california. pam for months, pentagon leaders are insisting they are not preparing for major cuts but that's all changing under orders from the white house and they are starting to think about how they will face part of their budget. leon panetta said the cuts will be devastating to our national defense. experts predict, 1 in 5 in california will be lost. no now the arrow space reports -- now the arrow space reports 13 5,000 jobs will be lost along with 9,000 agency jobs for a total of 22 5,000 jobs lost in california over the next few years. the pentagon has said, the army would likely face the steepest cuts. reporting live, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> golden gate bridge officials acknowledge yesterday's head-on collision could have been prevented. the crash backed up traffic in both directions for miles during the morning commute. bridge officials say the commute could have had a different outcome if a long plan movable median would have been in place. there has been talk about the barrier for 15 years now b
NBC
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
, pentagon sources are telling nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. it is believed this specific intelligence is the reason why president obama took a hard line against syria just a few days ago, warning them there would be consequences if these weapons were used. let's begin here tonight with the very latest. on what we know, starting with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. good evening very >> reporter: good evening, brian, u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poised tonight to use chemical weapons against its own people. and all it would take is the final order from syrian president assad. as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned very desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor for bombs, that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. this week, u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity like this one, near homs today, while u.s. officials confirm the today, w
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
at the pentagon, margaret brennan with hillary clinton, and elizabeth palm wer a rare look inside the war. >> reporter: in the hospital's intensive care unit, the men can't speak but their injuries do. >> pelley: today, the first state in the nation has legalized marijuana for recreational use, leaving cops and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported that the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. president obama said the use of these weapons of mass destruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stor
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
are getting smarter. david martin at the pentagon with the latest. >> with the fiscal cliff looming the future of many small businesses is up in the air. randall pinkston heads up the cost of uncertainty for one owner. >> a therapy already used with adults shows promise in treating children with advanced leukemia. this young girl shares her experience. >> and holiday return. >> it's my pleasure to return this to you. >> jeff: tony guida watches as a famous hotel welcomes back long missing items, no questions asked. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. syrian rebels tonight are ramping up their adult-- assault on damascus and a legalo the country's largest city. the u.n. peace envoy met with u.n. and russian diplomats trying to broker a cease-fire. at the same time there is growing concern tonight over al qaeda's influence in the rebel ranks. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: video said to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike provides graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle which high level dipl
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
have learned that the pentagon is updating military options for the president. we'll have more on the president's red line and the military options in about ten minutes. >>> belize will have to wait a little longer to question former internet mogul john mcafee about his neighbor's murder. a judge in guatemala says mcafee can remain in the country until his immigration case is heard in court. well, that could take another month. mac afee is recovering after be a apparent collapse. he had been on the run for weeks but insists he has nothing to do with his neighbor's death. >>> charlie crist announced friday on twitter he's officially a democrat. crist spoke at the democratic national convention in september as an independent. he ran for the u.s. senate two years ago as an independent but lost to marco rubio and served as governor of florida as a republican. sum are speculating crist made this latest move in preparation for a run against incumbent florida governor rick scott in 2014. >>> lawmakers want answers about what that deadly depth seventh attack on the u.s. consulate in be
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
in washington. speak up for the fiscal cliff is part of the half trillion dollars in cuts to the pentagon. the defense has been saying we will not plan for sequestration's because they don't want to be cautious because it is like a gun to the head. they're now looking into planning for this because we are getting pretty late, and that may become a reality. back to you. melissa: rich edson, thank you so much. lori: let's continue this discussion. it is going to happen, it is exactly what the democrats want. according to scott hodge of the tax foundation. what are some alternatives to raising revenue? joining me with some ideas. to your point, you're written quite extensively on this topic. it seems the economy is poised to fall off the cliff and that's what the democrats and the president wants to happen. >> they want to allow all the bush tax cuts to expire. it happens naturally automatically. they don't even have to vote for it. in january we had to lower taxes for everybody. getting it very simply. lori: a lot of people are concerned. if we do go over the cliff, there's no resolution fo
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
an emergency meeting with the pentagon. >> the pentagon has contingency plans for everything including the chemical attack. it's believed according to a u.s. source that syria has put this sarin fast into cannisters that could be dropped from planes. these cannisters are designed to fracture so the devastating nerve gas could escape. but it's not known whether syria intends to use those chemical weapons. we think we have it in aerosol form. the u.s. is making contingency plans in case bashar al-asaad leaves the country suddenly and flees somewhere for asylum which would leave a vacuum there. several countries in that region are trying to find a place for assad to go. secretary of state hillary clinton has a just-added meeting today in dublin, ireland. here you see her earlier today. she and the russian minister decided to meet with the envoy to syria. across barbra himybill: russia s discussion in moscow. earlier in a week there was a report it was pulling support away from damascus. has that bent case? and why the relationship with russia so critical. >> reporter: it's one of the coun
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